Tag: Malay

Speaking English is the language of knowledge, does not make you less Malaysian, says Dr. M

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad speaking at the Sultan Abdul Hamid Old Collegians Association (Sahoca) alumni dinner ceremony reminded his people to utilize the English language. He said that English is a language used by many countries making it...

A doctor’s prescription on ‘who is a Malay’ could settle Halimah’s Malay credentials

Who is a Malay? The debate is still raging in Singapore with many disputing the Malay credentials of the PAP's Presidential election's candidate. But a doctor's prescription on who is a Malay in Malaysia could save Halimah Yacob the day in the court of the...

Zahid Hamidi faces backlash after attacking Mahathir’s racial origin

In a 'Mahathir is not truly Malay' campaign, the Malaysian deputy Prime Minister is said to have gone so low in claiming that former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is of Indian origin. Zahid accused Mahathir of using the Malays and Umno all this while...

Singapore’s language disconnect

By Michael Y.P. Ang Question: Which country once allowed a foreign corporation to set up shop on its soil and prohibit local staff from speaking its national and two other official languages? Answer: Singapore. The foreign company was American book and music retailer Borders, whose Singapore staff...

Does colour of skin matter?

The National Solidarity Party is calling for the abolishment of the Group Representation Constituency Scheme in favour of the Constituency Reserved for Minority scheme, which it believes will give the minority its continued representation in parliament without undermining democracy. Under the CRM scheme, Singapore reverts...